On the band’s official Twitter account, Pink Floyd recently made an unexpected announcement for cult fans who wanted to participate in the 50th-anniversary festivities of “The Dark Side of the Moon.”
Pink Floyd will continue celebrating the famous album’s 50th anniversary by inviting the next generation of animators to participate in a competition to make music videos for any of the 10 tracks from the classic 1973 album. The competition will be judged by Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis.
All of the band’s official social media profiles have updated their profile images to the famous light shade that Pink Floyd fans are all too accustomed to in honor of the 50th anniversary of their enduringly popular record. However, it didn’t appear like the festivities were limited to the release of personalized vinyl or a few profile images themed after “DSOTM.”
Given that they are in Australia, all interested fans were asked to take part in an exclusive listening session for “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” according to the band’s official Twitter account under Gilmour Mason’s leadership. In addition to eight chosen fans visiting an unannounced unique location, the tweet announced a once-in-a-lifetime listening experience in mid-April, during a rare solar eclipse that will only be visible from the nation.
Pink Floyd’s tweet said,
“Just announced is a once-in-a-lifetime, total solar eclipse ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ listening event, taking place in Australia on April 20th. There’s also the opportunity for 8 Australian fans to visit a special location for the event. Full details at Pink Floyd’s official website.”
The festive listening session of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” will thus be the exclusive event the cult band invited all of their fans to, but the kind invitation only extends to their Australian audience. Thus, you may join Pink Floyd and perhaps be one of the eight fortunate fans who will get to witness a spectacular site if you’re an Aussie or visiting the nation.
Just announced is a once in a lifetime, total solar eclipse The Dark Side Of The Moon listening event, taking place in Australia on April 20th. There's also the opportunity for 8 Australian fans to visit a special location for the event. Full details at https://t.co/dCvmd4s6Qo. pic.twitter.com/6bKLYwax6t
— Pink Floyd (@pinkfloyd) March 31, 2023